Lower back pain is a common problem. So common, many people will have lower back pain at least once in their lives. Thankfully, it's a common condition that we at Better Health Chiropractic in Waterloo, IA, can provide chiropractic care for so you can get the relief you are looking for. We also serve Cedar Falls, IA, Hudson, IA, Waverly, IA, and Evansdale, IA.
What Causes Low Back Pain?
Lower back pain has several common causes. Spinal misalignment is often the cause, or a contributing factor. Poor posture, arthritis, bulging or herniated discs, and muscle strains or sprains can also cause back pain.
Symptoms of Low Back Pain
Of course, pain is the most common symptom, but you might experience other symptoms alongside it. You may also experience stiffness or difficulty moving, particularly if you've been sitting down for a long period. You may have a hard time moving in certain directions or bending over.
You may also find it hard to have good posture. You may not be able to sit or stand up straight.
Muscle spasms are another symptom of low back pain. This can make it hard, or even impossible, for you to move in certain directions.
Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain
The first step to treating back pain is finding the cause. A chiropractor on our team will do a limited physical exam of the affected area. We will also spend time talking to you about your medical history, lifestyle, and any concerns or symptoms you have. Then, we will create a treatment plan to correct the problem and provide pain relief.
Chiropractic adjustment is the core of chiropractic care. A chiropractor on our team will use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct any misalignments you have. Chiropractic adjustment can help provide pain relief, increase your range of motion, and improve blood flow.
Massage therapy is another chiropractic treatment. This is particularly helpful if you have muscle tension or injury. Massage can help relieve tension and pain, increase blood flow, and reduce inflammation.
A chiropractor on our team will decide which exercises are helpful for your condition and teach you how to do them in our office. You'll then continue the exercises at home. These treatments can strengthen weak muscles, increase your flexibility, and relieve pain.
Get Chiropractic Adjustment and Pain Relief Treatments from a Chiropractor on Our Team
If you are experiencing lower back pain in Waterloo, IA, or the surrounding area, contact us at Better Health Chiropractic. We offer chiropractic care for residents of Cedar Falls, IA, Hudson, IA, Waverly, IA, and Evansdale, IA. If you are living with back pain, we can help you feel better. Call us at (319) 232-2166 for more information.